It is time for #tbt #ThrowbackThursday with "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys. The song was released in July of 1988.
"Kokomo" was featured on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie "Cocktail" and hit number one in the U.S., Japan, and in Australia where it stayed at the top spot for almost 2 months.
On the original "Kokomo" demo version, lead vocals were performed by Mike Love and Terry Melcher. The demo harmonies include Terry Melcher, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, and Jeff Foskett. At Disney Films' request, the "Kokomo" demo was "upgraded" to a master recording, thus requiring members of the Beach Boys to re-record the demo vocals, except for Mike Love's lead.
The final recorded and released "Kokomo" background vocals are sung by Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and Al Jardine. Terry Melcher's and Jeff Foskett's demo vocals were erased and replaced by Carl Wilson's and Al Jardine's vocals. The final released "Kokomo" lead vocals are sung by Mike Love and Carl Wilson.
The video was shot in less than 2 hours due to threatening rain. Actor John Stamos can be seen in the video playing bongos, conga, and a steel drum.-DocFB
Diagnosis: If you thought Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" was hard to get out of your head.....
It is time for #tbt #throwbackthursday with "(Your My One And Only) True Love" by Seduction.
The song was released in 1989 and went as high as number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
Seduction singer April Harris was lip syncing for the video. The actual singer is Martha Wash who sang the 80's hit song and gay anthem "It's Raining Men." She had to sue for credit for this song and for singing the "Everybody Dance Now" part on the C*C Music Factory Hit of the same name.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Wash successfully sued Sony records for credit and royalties.
It is time for #tbt #ThrowbackThursday with "Freakshow On The Dance Floor" by the Bar-Kays.
"Freakshow On The Dance Floor" made it as high as number 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 but number #2 on the R&B charts.
The Bar-Kays had their first performance in late 1967 by being Odis Redding's backing band. It was only in 1973 that band really started funkin' it up and started to be known as a funk band.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The latest reincarnation of the band released "Grown Folks" in 2012....
It is time for #tbt #ThrowbackThursday with "Cry Me A River" by Justin Timberlake!
"Cry Me A River" was released in November of 2002, the second single from Justified and cemented Justin as a solo artist and forever leaving *NSYNC behind..... until a 12 second reunion at the 2013 MTV VMA's.
It won Justin his first solo Grammy for Best Pop Male Vocal at the 2004 Grammys.
Interestingly enough, "Cry Me A River" only got to Number #29 on the Billboard Hot 100.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Scott Scorch co-produced the track inspired by Justin's relationship with Britney Spears. Remember him?
It is time for Throwback Thursday! "Someday" by Mariah Carey. "Someday" was Mariah's 3rd single and also her 3rd straight number 1.
The song was released almost 23 years ago. Made some of you feel old?
"Someday" was one of 5 songs that were on a demo that Brenda K. Starr gave to Tommy Motolla. The song originally had a horn section but was replaced by guitars and given that "new jack swing" sound.
Mariah has always felt the song sounds too polished and she regrets the way it came out and it is a main reason she does not perform the song when touring.-DocFB
Diagnosis: "Someday" solidified Mariah as a major threat. With "Vision Of Love" and "Love Takes Time" hitting number 1, she was on her way to being a balladeer diva. With "Someday" she showed she could make songs for the dance floor. Without "Someday", we may not have ever heard "Honey", "Dreamlover", "The Roof" and others. Despite what Mariah thinks, "Someday" is the song that made her a major, major star.
It is time for #TBT #ThrowbackThursday with "Going Back To Cali" from LL Cool J. The song was released in 1988 and featured on the "Less Than Zero" movie soundtrack.
That horn line is still the business! The song was also featured on LL's "Walking With A Panther" album and the song was produced by Rick Rubin, who is producing Eminem's new record.
"Going Back To Cali" only made it to number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Sigh. Only number #12 on the R&B charts.-DocFB
Diagnosis: I was driving last night up the street to get some water and the song came up on my car's iPod. That bass line and the groove made me roll down the windows a little bit in the chilly L.A. air and bob my head. I knew then I would be sharing this jam with you for #ThrowbackThursday. Hope you are digging it as much as I am.
It is time for #tbt with "She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper!
The song was released on July 2nd, 1984 and reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in September of that year.
The song is on the "Filthy Fifteen" of the Parents Music Resource Center due to it's sexual lyrics. The song is about masturbation for those that do not know.
Cyndi told Howard Stern before that she recorded the song in the nude.-DocFB
Diagnosis: She can't stop messing with the danger zone....